A Call for Pause in Editing Heritable Genes

Today marks the start of a three-day international summit in Washington, D.C. focusing on the ethics of making permanent, hereditary changes in the human genome. Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jennifer Doudna spearheaded this effort with an informal discussion organized in January -- bringing international attention and laying the ground work for this summit.

Read more about the Summit and see The New York Times Magazine's feature.